“… Returning to the root we regain the meaning, Chasing after appearances, we lose the origin. The moment our attention turns inward, We go beyond the void of worldly things …” ~ Seng-Ts’an
This book is a compilation of Volumes 1 – 10 of Jean Klein´s journal Listening, published by the Jean Klein Foundation on a limited basis between 1989-1995.
Each volume of The Book of Listening is arranged around a theme, for example, Love and Marriage, The Guru and Disciple, and includes a previously unpublished private discussion or a transcription of a public talk with Jean Klein. Listening also includes one question answered in depth (Your Question) and a brief description of Jean’s unique approach to the role of the body in his teaching. For each volume Jean selected an extract from his own favorite literature and poetry, covering many ages and cultures, which complemented the depth and richness of his own expression.
“… the sun rises in silence and sets back into silence but Silence does not arise or set; it ever is …” ~ Billy Doyle
“… Every moment, just as it is, is meditation …” ~ Joan Tollifson
“… You will find yourself in this stillness, this not-knowing, where there is a total absence of yourself …” ~ Jean Klein
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